Phil Stacey releases debut in April
Friday, January 18, 2008
– American Idol season 6 finalist Phil Stacey will release his debut CD on Tax Day. The album is produced by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick.
Stacey's debut will include his first single, "If You Didn't Love Me," which was just released to country radio last week. The song was written by Wendell Mobley, Jason Sellers and Rascal Flatts's Gary LeVox.
In 2007, Stacey came to national attention when he performed for 11 weeks during his competition on American Idol. His renditions of the country hits "Where The Blacktop Ends," "The Change" and "I Need You" were among his most praised performances of the season. Following his time on American Idol, Stacey toured with his fellow contestants over the summer on a 55-city tour before moving to Nashville with wife Kendra and their two daughters to pursue his country music career.
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